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Kim West, MSW, Mom of 2, creator of The Sleep Lady Shuffle

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Baby Sleep Tips:

Excerpt from “52 Sleep Secrets for Babies

Secret #3 – Babies do all sorts of things to soothe themselves to sleep

-Sucking thumbs, fingers, a pacifier, or a lovey.
-Twirling the tags or ears of stuffed toys.
-Twirling their own hair; playing with their ears (not just a sign of ear infections).
-Rocking their blanket or lovey against their face.
-Rocking their body or head; gently banging their head, legs or arms against the crib bumper.
-Lifting their legs up and letting them drop; humming, singing, babbling or talking.
-Weaving their blankets between their fingers.
Once we start to put our child down awake they will have the opportunity to create their own soothing sleep ritual!

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Author: Kim West, MSW, Mom of 2, creator of The Sleep Lady Shuffle

My name is Kim West, and I’m the mother of two beautiful girls, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for more than 21 years, and the creator of the original gentle, proven method to get a good night’s sleep for you and your child. My sleep journey began when I started experimenting with gently shaping my daughter’s sleep by not following the conventional wisdom at the time. After having success (and then more success with my second daughter!), I began helping family and friends and my step-by-step method spread like wildfire, exactly like an excellent night of sleep for a tired parent should!